Welcome to Year 2, where we team hard work with lots of fun!
Our Autumn topic is The Great Fire of London. We will be looking at London past and present, using the diary of Samuel Pepys to help us find out as much information as possible.
Children are expected to be as independent as possible by taking responsibility for; handing in homework, changing their independent reading book correctly, looking after their toast money, as well as taking care of their own P.E kit and school uniform. This will help them to develop increased responsibility for their own learning and the choices they make as they move through the school.
Children should read each night with a parent or older sibling. They will be allowed to change reading books once they have completed the book and are able to read and discuss it confidently. Your child’s progress will be monitored through comments in reading diaries as well as reading done with the children in school. The children will move through the reading bands when they have acquired the skill to read the books fluently and understand the text confidently. If children do not have time to read at home, a member of the Year 2 team will read with them for five minutes during playtime.
Homework will be sent out in line with the new School Homework Policy.
Each week the children will bring home a copy of their weekly spellings to practise at home. They will also receive a piece of English or Maths homework each week.
Toast, crumpets, teacakes and juice are available to children for a morning snack. The maximum amount of money your child will need each day is 55p, this will allow them to buy a snack and a drink. Taking responsibility for their own money is part of your child’s development, we ask that money is brought to school in a secure purse every-day to ensure the money is safe and that any change given can be returned at the end of each day. Alternatively you can provide a healthy snack e.g. fruit to ensure we are following the healthy eating policy we try to deter from snacks such as crisps, chocolate and sweets.
The children take part within two sessions of P.E every week on Wednesday and Thursday. They will need a full P.E kit consisting of shorts, T-shirt and a pair of black pumps which adhere to the school uniform policy. Earrings cannot be worn during the P.E session therefore it is greatly appreciated if parents take earrings out before school, this will also ensure that jewellery is not lost.